Q. How is this workbook going to help me overcome resentment?
A. It is going to provide you with new tools and insights in your struggle against a long-standing problem. It models the open, supportive and compassionate attitude that you need to develop when looking at yourself and your life honestly. Ideally, it is a new source of information, hope and inspiration.
Q. How is this workbook different from other things I’ve read about dealing with resentment?
A. The workbook was written and designed from a straightforward clinical perspective; its frank and no-nonsense style lays the problems and solutions on the line, ready for anybody with half a notion to change their ways to employ. The solutions it offers are practical and common sense.
Q. For whom is this workbook intended?
A. Adult men and women, though mostly for adult men; men seem much more prone to hold onto and struggle with resentment. They tend to regard it as a seamless part of who they are, regardless of how troublesome a trait it may be for them or their loved ones.
Q. My husband is obstinate; how can I persuade him to deal with his resentment issues?
A. When things are calm and quiet (not in the middle of an episode) ask him in a concerned way to enter into treatment for the problem; remind him what a hurtful impact his resentment has upon his loved ones. After he refuses a few times, ask him to then at least compromise with you by working with this simple, effective and inexpensive workbook you’ve heard about.
Q. Why describe this material as a workbook?
A. Because it contains surveys, homework and action challenges that make it interactive, the material is not just passively read; it’s about reading, thinking and doing.
Q. From where is the material drawn?
A. A combination of the most recent psychological research on the subject and over thirty-five years of clinical practice.
Q. What instructions are provided for getting the most out of the workbook?
A. An introductory section explains how to get the most out of the workbook. By responding to the questions that follow each of the sections, all of your insights and reactions are captured in one place. This facilitates an organic expansion of the depth and breath of the material.
Q. How long does it take to complete the workbook?
A. You could do it in a few hours, were this an Olympic event. As some of the sections may strike you more deeply than others, it is difficult to answer this question with much precision. I recommend spending a few hours a week over a period of several weeks, to allow ample time for insights and connections to fully emerge.
Q. Is this considered “New Age” material?
A. Only in the sense that it acknowledges our own ability to take control of our own lives. The material is very practical and grounded. While there are some suggestions that may seem new or surprising to you, that is in the nature of my approach.
Q. What qualifies you to offer this material?
A. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York with over thirty-five years of clinical experience. A fair number of my clients over the years have been men and women seeking help with resentment-related issues.